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We found 5 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Humana POS near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Nelly Arielle Heiman, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
18220 State Highway 249, Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, S Pavilion; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nelly Heiman's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Heiman include contraception (birth control), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and endometriosis. Dr. Heiman is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Heiman attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Patient ratings for Dr. Heiman average 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Heiman has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Contraception, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Gynecological Problems, Endometriosis, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Alvin C.C. Goh, MD
Specializes in Urology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Alvin Goh works as an urologist in Houston, TX, Baytown, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Goh's clinical interests include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and laparoscopic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Goh is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Kidney Transplant, Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Vasectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mona Niraj Sheth, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 400 Mob3
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Mona Sheth specializes in family medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sheth's areas of expertise include warts, thyroid problems, and depression. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Sheth honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Erectile Dysfunction, Gallstones, Lower Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Wesley O Ekeruo, MD
Specializes in Urology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Wesley Ekeruo, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Patients rated Dr. Ekeruo highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ekeruo include kidney stones, male reproductive disorders, and incontinence. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ekeruo is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He welcomes new patients. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , male reproductive disorders, vasectomy

All Interests: Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Male Reproductive Disorders, Kidney Problems, Vasectomy, Vasectomy ... (Read more)

Dr. Yana Finkelshteyn, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 400 Mob 3
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Yana Finkelshteyn practices family medicine in Sugar Land, TX. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), contact dermatitis, and depression. Dr. Finkelshteyn is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Finkelshteyn attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Depression, Contact Dermatitis, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Obesity, Skin Biopsy, High ... (Read more)

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What is Sexual Health?

Sexual health is a broad and loosely defined term that encompasses several extremely different areas of medicine. Sexual health not only includes physical health related to the act of sex, but also emotional, mental, or identity issues that can interfere with healthy sexuality. Because this scope is so broad, a huge number of health care professionals can accurately say they work in the sexual health specialty. Some of the many varied conditions included in sexual health include intimacy disorders, sexually transmitted diseases, reproductive health, LGBTQ issues, and sexual violence.

Sexual intimacy disorders are those that cause problems with the act of sexual intercourse, such as erectile dysfunction or vulvodynia. Erectile dysfunction, the inability to get or maintain an erection hard enough for sexual intercourse, is extremely common. It affects fully half of men over 40 to some degree. It is treated with medications, devices, or surgery. Vulvodynia, burning pain in the vulva that can be made worse with sexal activity, has no known cause. It is treated with oral or topical medications.

Sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, herpes, gonorrhea, and chlamydia, are bacterial or viral infections that are contagious in the bodily fluids exchanged during sexual contact. Barrier methods of contraception, such as condoms, help prevent the spread of STDs. HIV is a virus that can be caught from an infected person’s sexual fluids or blood. When the virus infects the body, it interferes with the immune system and causes the disease known as AIDS. There is no cure, but anti-viral medications can help people with AIDS live a long and healthy life. Herpes is also a virus found in sexual fluids, called HSV-2. It causes blisters that come and go on the genitals. There is no cure for herpes, but anti-virals can minimize outbreaks. Gonorrhea and chlamydia are both bacterial infections. They are extremely common and often have no symptoms. The most common signs of an infection are burning pain and discharge. Gonorrhea and chlamydia can be treated with medications.

Reproductive health refers to both contraception and infertility treatment. Contraceptives prevent and plan the timing of pregnancy. Some, such as a vasectomy or tubal ligation, are extremely effective at preventing pregnancy. Others, such as spermicides, are less reliable. Popular contraceptives include condoms, birth control pills, IUDs, and diaphragms. On the other side of reproductive health, infertility is the inability to carry a pregnancy to term after one year of trying. It can be due to problems in either the man or the woman, and both genders are affected equally. In total, about 15% of the population suffer from infertility. Infertility treatments include medications and surgery.

Gay and transgender people are as healthy as anyone else, but they have a few specific health care needs that may sometimes fall under the sexual health umbrella. First, many LGBT people still face discrimination from healthcare providers, so providing supportive and appropriate care is an issue. Because of social attitudes surrounding sexual orientation and gender identity, many gay and transgender people struggle with their identities. Rates of depression, substance abuse, and suicide are all higher in this group. Providing mental health support and counseling to those in transition is critical. Finally, transgender patients who are undergoing gender affirmation require sensitive medical health care, including surgical and hormonal treatment.

Sexual violence can be defined as any unwanted or non-consensual sexual activity. It ranges from sexual harassment to touching to rape. It affects women more than men and is widespread: 1 in 4 women report being victims of sexual violence at the hands of a partner, and as many as 1 in 3 girls report their first sexual contact as being violent. Sexual violence has lasting physical and emotional consequences for victims, but educating both girls and boys can prevent violence. Care for those who have endured sexual violence includes counseling and mental health support, medical care, and legal support.

Humans are sexual creatures from the time we reach puberty through the rest of our lives. Sexuality is more than a reproductive requirement -- it is a form of expression and identity. Sexual health blends all these aspects of our experience together and helps us lead sexually fulfilling lives.